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Nickel/ruthenium catalyst and method for aqueous phase reactions

United States Patent

5,814,112
September 29, 1998
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A method of hydrogenation using a catalyst in the form of a plurality of porous particles wherein each particle is a support having nickel metal catalytic phase or reduced nickel deposited thereon in a first dispersed phase and an additional ruthenium metal deposited onto the support in a second dispersed phase. The additional ruthenium metal is effective in retarding or reducing agglomeration or sintering of the nickel metal catalytic phase thereby increasing the life time of the catalyst during hydrogenation reactions.
Elliott; Douglas C. (Richland, WA), Sealock; John L. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 775,337
December 19, 1996
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.